Man charged in quadruple shooting wore construction outfit

July 16, 2013|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

Police say a 29-year-old man charged with a quadruple shooting last week in West Baltimore wore a construction vest and hat before opening fire on a group of people sitting on the front steps of a home. 

At a news conference at the site of the shooting, the 600 block of N. Carrollton Ave., Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said that the suspect, Lamont Jones, was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Authorities have pinned much of the violence dating back to last year on the gang feuding with other groups.

The quadruple shooting occurred in the middle of the day on July 9. The victims were sitting on the steps of two homes when two men wearing constructinos vests and hats approached and produced a handgun, according to charging documents.

One man was struck in the buttocks, leg, and arm, and suffered a graze wound to the head. A second victim was struck in the arm and hand; the third victim was hit in his side and leg, and the fourth was hit in the leg. All survived. 

Police wrote in court papers that a witness picked Jones out of a photo lineup. 

Court records show Jones, who does not have an attorney listed in the quadruple shooting case but has been ordered held without bond, has arrests dating back several years, but few recently and no convictions since a 2004 drug case.

Earlier Tuesday, police were investigating another daytime shooting in West Baltimore, with a man reported shot in the 2000 block of N. Monroe St., near the New Shiloh Baptist Church and Center for Urban Families. Details on the shooting, including the victim's age and condition, were not immediately available.

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